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Welcome back P1B

All of the adults in the class would like to thank you all for your lovely gifts, cards and good wishes before the holidays.

We’ve been enjoying being back, getting started with this term’s work.  You should have received new maths home learning and new sounds (sh and ch) and tricky words today. 

The Owl Who Was Afraid of The Dark

P2 finally finished their Owl Who Was Afraid of The Dark topic last week. We covered lots of literacy based activities like creating Firework Safety posters, listening to instructions and following them, unscrambling sentences about the book, and drawing pictures based on sentences about the book.

The boys and girls thought that the piece de resistance was their paper plate owl, they had lots of fun creating them over the course of a few days.

However Miss Bennett is especially proud of the extra chapters that each pupil wrote. We created our own titles based on some super wow words to describe dark. Then we chose a character and described them, and wrote about why that character liked the dark. In the end we chose to write about a tasty meal that Polp ate.

The children were incredibly engaged in this activity and the books that they produced were incredibly impressive and high quality. Well done P2!

Book Week Scotland

Although a few weeks have passed since Book Week Scotland, P2 and P2/3 wanted to share what they got up to over the week.

It all kicked off on Monday with a visit from a special story teller from Far From The Maddening Crowd book shop in Linlithgow… she read lots of exciting stories but most exciting of all was BB the bunny who came along with her!

On Tuesday when we attended a Book Week assembly with Mr Moir. Some of our family members came too and we received our Read Write Count bags which contained some very exciting items to assist learning at home.

On Thursday, the P2s from both classes visited the library together, where we found out more about joining the library and the lovely librarian, Nicola, read a superb story called ‘The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors’. We also got a chance to look at the books in the library, which we found very exciting- there were SO many books to choose from! Thank you to our wonderful parent helpers who walked with us to and from the library.

During Book Week P2 dipped their toes into the novel ‘The Christmasaurus’, and Miss Bennett read parts of the book to P2 whenever the DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) Bell rang. In P2/3, the boys and girls read their own books whenever the DEAR Bell rang.

All in all, it was a fantastic week spent celebrating books and reading 🙂

P3 Library visit

In book week P3 pupils took a visit to South Queensferry library. The librarian, Nicola, gave us lots of useful information about using the library and borrowing books. She also read us a fantastic story called ‘The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors’ by Drew Daywalt. We  enjoyed the opportunity to explore the library and have a look at some of the brilliant books on offer.